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Toy Donations Needed For Foster Kids

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Tracye Henderson Tracye Henderson
Carla Aaron Carla Aaron

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - It's the season of giving and more giving is definitely needed when it comes to foster children in Tennessee.

Many may not get the Christmas they were hoping for unless the public helps.

"The kids that are in foster care certainly deserve Christmas presents and to experience the child portion of Christmas," said Carla Aaron.

To make sure Nashville's 1,000 children in foster care aren't left out, the Tennessee Department of Children's Services is collecting toys for them.

"The generosity of the community is always wonderful," Aaron said. "It's overwhelming."

But more is desperately needed.

In fact, only half the goal has been met. So agencies such as the C. E. McGruder Family Resource Center in North Nashville are helping out.

"It's very important because we have the very high number of foster children in this community," said said Tracye Henderson of the C.E. McGruder Center.

She said that their service area includes "the highest populations of foster children in Davidson County."

During the holiday season, there are all kinds of agencies collecting toys for kids in need including the Salvation Army.   Sometimes the foster kids are left out. That's why it's important for the DCS to get the message out.

Eakin Partners donated vacant office space to be used to store toys for the children.

"Our kids in foster care, you just imagine if you weren't home on Christmas morning," said Mattie Morris. "How you could feel if you didn't have anything?"

Morris, Henderson, Aaron and others who are collecting toys hope that doesn't happen. They would like to see the donations continue to come in to make the Christmas merry for foster children throughout Middle Tennessee.  

"We have kids of all ages, from zero to 20 years old," Morris said.

Unwrapped, unopened presents are being sought right now for kids of all ages.

If anyone would like to help, they should call 445-2669 or 445-2644.

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